Schull Harbour Hotel in Cork is a charming coastal retreat nestled in the heart of Schull. The hotel offers breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Mizen Peninsula. With 30 spacious and stylish bedrooms and self-catering options too, it’s the perfect base for exploring the wonders of West Cork with family or friends.
Guests can enjoy access to the Deep Blue Health Club, which boasts a fully equipped gym, a 16m pool, a children’s pool, a sauna, and a steam room – perfect for unwinding after a day of adventure.
For those who prefer outdoor activities, the hotel is directly across the road from a public playground, tennis courts and basketball courts. Rackets and balls are available from reception for guests to use.
The dining options are pretty special too with casual dining and live music at the Gracie Blue Bar or the restaurant which produces award winning cuisine using the finest local ingredients. So whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a more formal dining experience, the Schull Hotel has something for everyone. And with panoramic ocean views, you’ll never want to leave!
Schull and the surrounding areas offer an abundance of activities and attractions, ensuring that you will have an exciting and fulfilling stay. Whether you’re a nature lover, a history buff, or an adventure seeker, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
For those who love the outdoors, the area is perfect for scenic walks, cycling, and water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing. With stunning coastline and breath-taking mountain views, Schull provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities.
If you’re interested in history and culture, you’ll be fascinated by the area’s rich heritage, which includes ancient stone circles, castles, and historic houses.
Schull also hosts a number of cultural events throughout the year, including music festivals, art exhibitions, live music performances and the Fastnet Film Festival.
For families, there are plenty of activities to keep kids entertained, including playgrounds, beaches, and wildlife centres and the Schull planetarium.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, Schull and the surrounding areas are sure to provide you with a memorable experience. So book your stay now and start exploring all that West Cork has to offer.
9 Fantastic Things to do in Schull
#1. Fastnet Lighthouse
The Fastnet Rock Lighthouse is a famous landmark that can be seen from the hotel. It sits just off the coast and stands at 54 metres tall. It is known as Ireland’s Teardrop, due to it being the last thing many emigrants saw when leaving Ireland on ships and emigrating to the USA and further afield.
Visitors can circumnavigate it on one of the ferries that offer tours of the local area.
#2. Arran Street East
A visit to Schull would not be complete without a trip to see Arran Street East, a pottery studio and shop that sells handmade ceramics and textiles and have a wonderful line-up of workshops right through the summer months.
#3. Schull Farmers Market
Schull Farmer’s Market is held every Sunday from Easter to the end of September. Here you will find a variety of locally produced and grown products from cheese to honey, sweet and savoury baked goods to fresh fruit and vegetables, pottery, clothing, jewellery, arts and crafts stalls and much more.
Open from 10am to 2pm each Sunday in season.
#4. Boat Tour of the Mizen Head Peninsula
There are several companies offering boat tours of the Mizen Peninsula passing through Roaring Bay Waters and out to Cape Clear Island where you can visit the Cape Clear and Fastnet Rock Heritage Centre, before continuing to sail around the famous lighthouse.
While on your trip, you may also be lucky enough to spot seals, dolphins and even whales.
#5. Beautiful Beaches
There are so many beaches to choose from during your stay. Two of our favourites include are Barleycove and Crookhaven. Perfect for a day of sea swimming, sunbathing, and sandcastle building!
#6. Take a Hike or Trail
Those looking for a bit of adventure and spectacular scenery should take a hike up Mount Gabriel or along the Sheep’s Head Way, a scenic trail that runs along the rugged West Cork coastline.
#7. Visit Schull Planetarium
Schull Planetarium offers a unique look at the night sky. They host star-shows throughout the summer months and visitors can expect to be transported to space!
#8. Go Kayaking or Paddleboarding
There are many companies offering kayak and paddle board hire and tours. These should be booked in advance during the busy summer season. You can even take a night tour!
#9. Learn How to Sail
Why not learn to sail on your next visit to Schull? Courses take place for beginners to experienced sailors and can be booked in advance. Again there are several operators in the area around Schull offering these.